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GUIDED TRIPS
2015 Schedule TBA

Bantam River

Farmington River

Mettabassett River

Lake Winchester

Great Island

Selden Creek

Four Mile River

Congamond Lakes

SUP Tours

CANCELLATION POLICY

Our trips are geared to small groups and are on easy waters making this a great way to enter into the sport of paddling. Several trips provide an early evening or moonlight paddling adventure. Our tour guides come from a variety of backgrounds and all possess the skills and attitudes necessary to offer a fun and safe trip. We hope you will find a trip that meets your needs and interests.

RESERVATION DETAILS
Reservations are required for all trips.
Full payment is required on all reservations.
All prices are per person.
All trips include boat, PFD, paddle and skirt when appropriate.
Receive a $10 discount if you have and use your own appropriate equipment.
Participants are responsible for their own lunch or snacks and plenty of liquids (NO GLASS ITEMS, PLEASE).

Cancellations made at least 5 days prior to the scheduled trip date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made within 5 days of the scheduled trip date will forfeit the entire fee. CCK reserves the right to cancel trips for any reason, including but not limited to, insufficient sign ups and hazardous conditions.

Reservations will not be accepted via e-mail. Please call CCK to make reservations, (860) 693-6977.

LIABILITY
We strive to provide quality gear and safety conscious guides. Water sports, however, as well as many other sports have inherent risks. Due to these risks we ask that you read, accept and sign a waiver, which we will provide prior to the trip, (view and print waiver). If you have any health conditions, which may impair your safety or the safety of others, please evaluate your ability to participate in one of our trips. The use of recreational drugs or alcohol is prohibited while participating in our tour program.

Those who are concerned about their endurance level may arrange with a partner to paddle a double kayak. These arrangements must be made at the time of reservation.

BANTAM RIVER
$69 (+ tax) per person.

One of our most popular tours for folks of all ages, the Bantam River slowly meanders through the 4000 acre White Memorial Foundation, enabling paddlers to observe wildlife in a diverse wetland sanctuary. Be on the lookout for Osprey, Great Blue Heron, and the occasional ‘slap’ of a beaver’s tail. We’ll paddle upstream to little pond, then wind our way down to the Bantam Lake, where we’ll stop for snacks at a sandy beach. Daytime, moonlight and women-only tours are offered.
Open to all ages.
Open to solo kayaks, tandem kayaks and canoes.
Recreational trip /No prerequisites.


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FARMINGTON RIVER
$69 (+ tax) per person.

Avon to Simsbury:
We’ll put in behind Nassau’s Furniture at Route 44 in Avon, and paddle 8.5 flat water miles to Curtis Park in Simsbury. You’ll see the Farmington Valley from a different perspective as we pass open meadows, farmland and the Hublein Tower, high atop Avon Mountain.
Open to all ages.
Open to solo kayaks, tandem kayaks and canoes.
Recreational trip /No prerequisites.


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Poquonock to Connecticut River, Windsor:
We’ll begin our tour at Strawberry Hills Park in the Poquonock section of Windsor and paddle a short distance to the famous Bart’s Drive In for ice cream and french fries. After our snacks, we’ll continue downstream past Loomis Chaffee school to where the Farmington meets the CT River, then down to the state boat launch below the Bissell Bridge (@Route 291).
Open to all ages.
Open to solo kayaks, tandem kayaks and canoes.
Recreational trip /No prerequisites.


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METTABASSETT RIVER

Middletown to Cromwell
We will launch on the CT River at Middletown (Harbor Park) and travel upriver to the Mattabesset River. We will explore the marshland as we travel up the river and may even take a short trip up the Coginchaug River. We will return to Harbor Park.
This is a 6-mile trip. Touring kayaks are recommended. Some paddling experience is required as well as the ability to maintain a steady paddling speed of 3 mph for a duration of a half hour. Ability to perform a wet exit and reenter your kayak with assistance is required. Cold water paddling clothing may be necessary in October.
Open to touring kayaks 14' and over.
Beginner Sea Kayak Trip, some paddling experience required.
This trip may be strenuous.


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GREAT ISLAND

Come explore the Great Island section of the Connecticut River estuary with us. The area's diversity offers the opportunity to experience many different facets of paddling! During this trip, we will encounter a tidal marsh, the mouth of the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound. Our path will be determined by water conditions on the day of the trip. This area also serves as a wildlife refuge for nesting ospreys, great blue herons, snowy egrets and swans.
Open to touring kayaks 14' and over.
Beginner Sea Kayak Trip, some paddling experience required.
This trip may be strenuous.


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SELDEN CREEK

The lower Connecticut River Valley offers many paddling opportunities, and Selden Creek/Hamburg Cove is a great way to experience one of the best! We’ll begin our trip at the Hadlyme side of the Chester/Hadlyme ferry, paddle down the CT River and turn onto Selden Creek. This creek flows south, offering a quieter alternative to the busy CT. Then its back out to the CT, where a short paddle will lead us into the picturesque Hamburg Cove. After lunch and a tour of the cove, we’ll paddle back to our starting point.
Open to touring kayaks 14' and over.
Beginner Sea Kayak Trip, some paddling experience required.
This trip may be strenuous.


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FOUR MILE RIVER

We will launch on Four Mile River and head out to the Long Island Sound to explore the coastline as we pass by Rocky Neck State Park and travel to the Pattagansett River. Depending on the participants we may be able to extend the trip around Black Point and into Niantic Bay.
This is an 8-mile trip intended for touring kayaks. Ability to perform a wet exit and reenter your kayak with assistance is required. There may be some wind and waves. Spray skirts are suggested. Cold water paddling clothing may be necessary.
Open to touring kayaks 14' and over.
Beginner Sea Kayak Trip, some paddling experience required.
This trip may be strenuous.


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CONGAMOND LAKES

Come and join us for an afternoon tour of the Congamond Lakes. We will launch from Rte 168 at South Pond and paddle into the Middle Pond, the biggest pond. We will paddle up one shore line and pass under a tunnel into the North Pond. Upon our return to the Middle Pond we can stop at the boat launch for a short rest before we continue back to the takeout at the South Pond. If time permits we can also explore the South Pond.
This is a 6-mile trip suitable for a beginning paddler. Some paddling experience is suggested but not required.
Open to all ages.
Open to solo kayaks, tandem kayaks and canoes.
Recreational trip /No prerequisites.


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SUP Tours

Our SUP tours are for those paddlers looking to expand their enjoyment of the water! We offer both a beginner's tour as well as a more advanced level tour.


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